2018: Consistency Week in Review – RB – Week 13

Each week Bob Lung reviews the past week for Consistency highlights and trends at the running back position! Follow Bob on Twitter at @bob_lung

Consistency. Any educated fantasy owner knows that you need your Fantasy Football players to be not only good, but also consistently good! It’s a proven fact that the more consistent your Fantasy players are throughout the season, the better chance that you’ll have to win. More wins equals playoffs and playoffs can turn into championships! That’s why I’ll be here each week to help you identify the most consistent Fantasy football players in your quest towards a Fantasy championship.

Unfamiliar with how consistency can help your Fantasy team?

Check out the Clutch Report, which will help you determine how consistent are the players in your league with your scoring method!

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with the Clutch Games system.  The Head-to-Head (H2H) format in Fantasy Football leads to the need for consistency. Many teams have been near the top of their league in scoring, but miss the playoffs by one or two games. Many will call it “bad luck” and that’s partially true. Injuries to key players, bad weather, etc. are situations that affect our Fantasy teams, but are uncontrollable. However, there is one aspect of Fantasy football that you can control. The consistency of your team!

A Clutch Game is awarded to a player each week when they exceed the Clutch Game Factor in your league for that position. The more Clutch Games a player is awarded each year, the more consistent that player is and the more beneficial they are to your Fantasy team. 

The scoring method used will be 1 point per 20 yards passing and 4 points for passing touchdowns; 1 point per 10 yards rushing and receiving; 1 point per reception; and 6 points for any rushing/receiving touchdown.

So, let’s review Week 13 for the running backs…

 

Running Backs - (Quality Game Factor – 11.10)

 

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

Tarik Cohen

CHI

34.65

2

Todd Gurley

LAR

31.50

3

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

31.10

4

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

28.90

5

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

25.60

6

James Conner

PIT

22.40

7

Jeff Wilson

SF

21.40

8

Chase Edmonds

ARI

20.60

9

James White

NE

18.80

10

Dalvin Cook

MIN

18.60

11

Saquon Barkley

NYG

17.60

12

Nick Chubb

CLE

16.20

13

Adrian Peterson

WAS

15.80

14

Jalen Richard

OAK

15.60

15

Justin Jackson

LAC

15.20

16

Aaron Jones

GB

15.20

17

Alvin Kamara

NO

15.20

18

Isaiah Crowell

NYJ

14.70

19

Doug Martin

OAK

14.70

20

Nyheim Hines

IND

14.50

21

James Develin

NE

14.40

22

Chris Carson

SEA

13.80

23

T.J. Yeldon

JAX

13.50

24

Derrick Henry

TEN

12.50

25

Lamar Miller

HOU

12.50

26

Rashaad Penny

SEA

12.50

27

Kenyan Drake

MIA

12.40

28

Spencer Ware

KC

12.20

29

Joe Mixon

CIN

11.50

30

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

11.50

 

THE EXPECTED

Running backs were above the average this week as 30 running backs earned a Clutch Game this week. There are still four perfectly consistent running backs. Just like Mahomes, Gurley returned this week and was pissed that Barkley was only 9 points behind him and so he took the #2 spot overall this week, while Barkley had a “mere” 17.60 points. Actually, Christian McCaffrey had another big week and he is now only three points behind Barkley. James Conner earned his 10th Clutch Game of the year but injured himself and will miss this week’s game. Grab Jaylen Samuels if you can!  

THE UNEXPECTED

Nothing was more UNEXPECTED than the release of Kareem Hunt from the Chiefs after a video from last February showed Hunt losing it and beating up a female in a hotel lobby. He was very “consistent” in the video. Consistently STUPID! David Johnson owners watch a healthy DJ watch a healthy Chase Edmunds run in TWO rushing touchdowns this week. How thoughtful! Man, I hope Mark Ingram gets traded in the offseason, who can be consistent once again! Doug Martin has earned three Clutch Games out of his last four games. Grab him off the waiver wire, if he’s still there.  

WAIVER WIRE CONSISTENCY

If you’re looking for some waiver wire pickups to help with your bye weeks this week, grab the following players: Doug Martin.

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, running backs who didn’t earn a Quality Game this week.

  

Rank

Player

Team

Score

35

LeSean McCoy

BUF

10.40

37

Jordan Howard

CHI

9.00

42

David Johnson

ARI

8.20

58

Mark Ingram

NO

4.80

65

Duke Johnson

CLE

3.20

70

Tevin Coleman

ATL

2.10

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

 

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Todd Gurley

324.90

1

12

12

100%

Saquon Barkley

301.60

2

12

12

100%

Christian McCaffrey

298.60

3

12

12

100%

Melvin Gordon

247.50

7

10

10

100%

Ezekiel Elliott

264.30

6

11

12

92%

Kareem Hunt

230.20

9

10

11

91%

Alvin Kamara

284.70

4

10

12

83%

James Conner

267.60

5

10

12

83%

James White

232.80

8

10

12

83%

David Johnson

191.60

12

9

12

75%

Phillip Lindsay

83.60

44

5

7

71%

Kerryon Johnson

170.10

14

7

10

70%

Joe Mixon

141.40

23

7

10

70%

Marshawn Lynch

192.00

11

8

12

67%

Carlos Hyde

79.00

49

4

6

67%

Dalvin Cook

77.10

52

4

6

67%

Lamar Miller

144.00

21

7

11

64%

Leonard Fournette

153.10

17

6

10

60%

Marlon Mack

120.10

28

6

10

60%

Mark Ingram

88.80

42

3

5

60%

Aaron Jones

196.45

10

7

12

58%

Chris Carson

170.30

13

7

12

58%

Tarik Cohen

163.00

16

7

12

58%

T.J. Yeldon

125.20

27

7

12

58%


Remember, one week does not consistency make! Many of the running backs will kill your Fantasy season if you jump on them on the waiver wire expecting weekly Fantasy scores like this. Be patient….consistency will come.

 

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